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Public input session set to gather community interest in future park project

From reports

The Columbia City Parks Department has announced a second opportunity for the public to give their thoughts and opinions on the new city park space which is currently the Columbia City High School property.
This public input session is scheduled for Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall. Two different design concepts for the park space will be presented for public consideration.
Jones Petrie Rafinski (JPR) Engineers will present the plans and seek public input and feedback to refine and solidify future plans.
"We have two really great concepts for this future park expansion," stated Parks Superintendent Mark Green. "We really want the public to come out and give input because this will truly be their park."
Planning for the new park started in early 2019 and should be completed in early 2020. Multiple public input sessions have taken place, as have online and paper surveys.
"We've worked hard to get the public involved in this process," remarked Mayor Ryan Daniel. "This planning is important to ensure the long-term success of the park's future."
The current Columbia City High School is expected to be taken down after the new Columbia City High School on South State Road 9 open in the Fall of 2020. The property isn't expected to become park space until at least 2021.


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